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Downtown San Diego Recs

cseshag | Jan 15, 2008 05:35 AM

Hi everyone! I'm a Boston 'Hound heading out to San Diego for a few days, and I'd love to get some recommendations. Here's my situation....

I'm coming in for a conference which is downtown at the Westin on Broadway. I'll probably be tied up at the conference during the days, but I'm expecting that I'll have some time in the evenings to explore the city a bit. Also, I may have one or two nights where I will be taking clients to dinner.

So, I'm basically looking for two different sorts of recommendations....

1) Places I can go on my own that are interesting, not too expensive. I'm pretty adventurous and enjoy anything that's good and local. I'd specifically like to solicit recommendations for good Mexican food (not sure how volatile a request this is on the San Diego board, but I can imagine this could cause some controversy) since the Northeast isn't exactly overflowing with good Mexican food options. Also, any interesting bars would be welcome - beer, wine, and interesting cocktails are all welcome. As far as location, I'd be willing to take recommendations for anything that I can get to either by foot or by mass transit.

2) For taking clients out, I'd be looking for places that are nice with very good wine lists within easy access to the convention hotel downtown (a short cab ride is fine). Not very particular on cuisine...just great food!

Any and all help will be greatly appreciated! Thanks in advance!

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